Formative Assessment National Conference

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Location Speaker(s) Session Topic Intended Audience
9:00-11:30AM
TBD

The Do’s and Don’ts of Grading Reform (Part I)

Thomas Guskey

All

Most schools and school districts today are engaged in reforms of their grading policies and practices. Unfortunately, many have met with unanticipated resistance and failed miserably in their efforts. This presentation describes why these schools failed and what can be done to guarantee a greater likelihood of success. Procedures for implementing new reporting structures, including standards-based grading, are highlighted, together with policies and practices that should be avoided due to their negative consequences for students, teachers, and schools.

12:30-2:30PM
TBD

The Do’s and Don’ts of Grading Reform (Part II)

Thomas Guskey

All

Most schools and school districts today are engaged in reforms of their grading policies and practices. Unfortunately, many have met with unanticipated resistance and failed miserably in their efforts. This presentation describes why these schools failed and what can be done to guarantee a greater likelihood of success. Procedures for implementing new reporting structures, including standards-based grading, are highlighted, together with policies and practices that should be avoided due to their negative consequences for students, teachers, and schools.

3:00-5:00PM
TBD

National Panel on Grading for Learning

Michael Toth (moderator), Sue Brookhart, Thomas Guskey, Jay McTighe, Dylan Wiliam

All

The nation’s foremost assessment experts will discuss the best practices and policies on grading and how grading can support learning. Participants will have the opportunity to interact and ask their questions of the panelists in an intimate reception following the panel discussion. Intended audience/designed for Policy Makers, District Leaders and Chief Academic Officers.

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